Chrome OS Dev Channel Moves to Chrome 67

Earlier today I posted that the Chrome OS Beta Channel had moved up to Chrome 66.  In that post, I stated that the Chrome OS Dev Channel, the alpha testing channel for the platform, would likely move up to Chrome 67 at some point this week.  Well, actually, it took about an hour.

Build 67.0.3376.0 (Platform version: 10510.0.0) is now rolling out to devices that are in the Dev channel, coming out of the Canary channel where it has been the last few weeks.

With Chrome 67, there are expected to be a number of changes to the platform.  These include a new keyboard shortcut viewer, a new power menu, the move of the virtual keyboard to a floating keyboard by default, lock screen notifications and a new account manager.  Yeah, it’s chock full of stuff and that likely means it will be updated a lot as it resides in the Chrome OS Dev Channel.

Chrome 67 is next expected to hit the Chrome OS Stable Channel until June 5th, so there is a lot of time for testing in the Dev Channel and later in the Beta Channel.  As a reminder, the Dev Channel is not recommend for running on production Chromebooks.  It is considered Alpha code and can be quite buggy at times.

Finally, as of today, here are the current builds in each of the Chrome OS channels:

  • Stable Channel:  65.0.3325.184
  • Beta Channel:  66.0.3359.48
  • Dev Channel:  67.0.3376.0
  • Canary Channel:  Unknown, likely a Chrome 68 build

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